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Old 09-07-11, 05:53 PM
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Current source for 27x1 tires?

My brother-in-law has an early 80's Motobecane Jubilee Sport. We just removed the original tires, Specialized Turbo 27x1, and replaced them with some 27x1 1/4. Trouble is the tires are a bit too fat and rub slightly on the chainstays. So we're looking for some 27x1 tires to try, but it's pretty slim pickins for them. Anybody have a good source?
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My brother-in-law has an early 80's Motobecane Jubilee Sport. We just removed the original tires, Specialized Turbo 27x1, and replaced them with some 27x1 1/4. Trouble is the tires are a bit too fat and rub slightly on the chainstays. So we're looking for some 27x1 tires to try, but it's pretty slim pickins for them. Anybody have a good source?
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That is great. I have been looking for a set for a while now and, wouldn't you believe it, they are for my 1978 Motobécane Grand Jubileé.

Do they have these in stock on a regular basis?
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I have 27x1 Panaracers and there great. Got them on sale from Nashbar a while back.
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i have 2 bike that these could come in handy - my supercourse and voyageur have 'tight' chainstays (no notchout towards the BB) and while my 27 x 1 1/4s dont rub - they are too close for comfort imo - especially if u break a spoke - no clearance to get home w the wobble (so now i carry spare spokes )
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That is great. I have been looking for a set for a while now and, wouldn't you believe it, they are for my 1978 Motobécane Grand Jubileé.

Do they have these in stock on a regular basis?
They seem to, as I've turned a few folks onto them, and they seem to get theirs!

Save some for me though guys, my Bob Jackson needs new rubber.
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They seem to, as I've turned a few folks onto them, and they seem to get theirs!

Save some for me though guys, my Bob Jackson needs new rubber.
Grady, Express has them in stock believe it or not!
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I've seen them from time to time but they are rare. You might want to see if you can get away with 27 x 1 1/8, Nashbar has several. I have a hard time picturing any mass-produced bike frame where 1 1/8 would be too wide to fit between the chainstays.
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Grady, Express has them in stock believe it or not!

Thanks!

Good to know.

I could swing the bike over there, and see how much tire I can cram between the stays.

Decent prices?
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I have a few pairs of NOS Cyclepro 27x1" skin/grey/black tires; not sure how they ride though. Been meaning to fit a set on one of my bikes to test them out.

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Did you see this? http://www.ebikestop.com/panaracer_p...?PARTNER=qbike Otherwise 1 1/8 will fit, Nashbar has a small but decent selection, see: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Catalog...egoryId=202471
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
The Panaracer Pasela 27x1" is another case of their truth in sizing - it really is 1" across. Most folks looking for 27x1" tires are seeking the "dishonest" sizing which has the appearance of a 23 or 25mm 700C tire; about 1/2" in width.

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If it were moi, I'd compromise and fit some 1-1/8" tires.

1" is pretty skinny in the 27-inch size. Potential pinch flat city.
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Originally Posted by 753proguy View Post
1" is pretty skinny in the 27-inch size. Potential pinch flat city.
Considering that 8mm in diameter is the only thing separating a conventional (read = not Pasela) 27x1" tire from a 700x25C, I find that claim to be a bit questionable - unless you mean to say that 700x25C's are pinch prone too.

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Go with the Panaracer Pasela 27"x1" (a.k.a. 27"x25mm). Or the Pasela Tour Guard if you want more puncture protection. It's a good tire, probably as good as or better than your original Specialized 27x1. The Pasela TG, 27x1 calls for 115psi. But do run them on hooked-bead rims. I'm sure you can get them at Harris Cyclery too.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
1" is pretty skinny in the 27-inch size. Potential pinch flat city.
Considering that 8mm in diameter is the only thing separating a 27x1" tire from a 700x25C, I find that claim to be a bit questionable - unless you mean to say that 700x25C's are pinch prone too.
I'd agree. I've been running 27x1 Paselas on my Gran Sport for two years, 27x1-1/8 on my commuter UO8 this year. I've had flats but none of them pinch flats. Ya' just gotta' keep 'em pumped up, is all.

Which that's just my own self's experience, now isn't it? Yours may vary.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Thanks!

Good to know.

I could swing the bike over there, and see how much tire I can cram between the stays.

Decent prices?
Don't remember specifically but the price didn't shock me....none of theirs do.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Considering that 8mm in diameter is the only thing separating a conventional (read = not Pasela) 27x1" tire from a 700x25C, I find that claim to be a bit questionable - unless you mean to say that 700x25C's are pinch prone too.

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Well, I guess they are better than 27 x 7/8".....

It's a relative thing, and will depend on rider weight and rim width, plus inflation pressure, but typically, 1" is the narrowest common 27-inch tire, and therefore the most pinch-flat prone of the tires used in that rim diameter.

Vintage 27-inch rims tend to be about 16 mm or so in inside width. 700c rims tend to be more like 13mm. Skinny tires on wider rims = higher potential for problems.

I personally find 1-1/8" to be the sweet spot, but ymmv.
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Vintage 27-inch rims tend to be about 16 mm or so in inside width. 700c rims tend to be more like 13mm.
the Sun M-13II has an inner width of 13mm. It handles both 27"x25mm and 27"x28mm just fine.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Thanks!

Good to know.

I could swing the bike over there, and see how much tire I can cram between the stays.

Decent prices?
Was there today, $22. Not stellar, not horrible. I forgot to see if they were TGs or not.
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Just mounted Pasela 27 X 1-1/8" TGs on my Fuji Royale II. They are true to size. Measure 27+cm. More volume than the original SCCRs of the same size. Nice ride as I'm sure the 1" width would be too with the right tire pressure.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I have a few pairs of NOS Cyclepro 27x1" skin/grey/black tires; not sure how they ride though. Been meaning to fit a set on one of my bikes to test them out.

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Cyclepro tires were made by National, which we know as Panaracer. They ride great!
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